Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

Mr. Smarty Pants Knows

The B-2 costs 2½ times its weight in gold.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control says that Americans are now statistically more likely to be killed by a gun than in a car accident. Bloomberg News reports that gun deaths have overtaken road accidents as a cause of death for the whole population, regardless of age.

Screamin' Jay Hawkins and his band were totally drunk when they recorded "I Put a Spell on You." Hawkins once said he did not even remember making the record.

According to Slate, white-tailed deer are the deadliest animals in North America. Every year an estimated 1.25 million deer-vehicle crashes result in about 150 human fatalities, more than 10,000 injuries, and insurance payouts approaching $4 billion.

"Species" is both singular and plural, but that doesn't stop some people from erroneously making "specie" a singular of "species."

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